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International News July 29, 2014

At least 30 people killed in Libya’s Benghazi in heavy fighting

At least 30 people were killed overnight and Tuesday morning in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes involving war planes and rockets between government special forces and Islamist fighters, medical sources said.

Fierce fighting in Benghazi, Libya’s second city, and battles between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli, have pushed Libya deeper into chaos, in two weeks of the worst violence since the 2011 civil war ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

“We have received 30 corpses so far,” a medical…

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Local News July 29, 2014

FM urges Cypriots in Libya to leave

The Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a Travel Advice, urging Cypriots not to travel to Libya and advising Cypriots residing in the country to leave as quickly and as safely as possible.

“The citizens of the Republic of Cyprus are advised against all travel to Libya, as the security situation continues to deteriorate. All Cypriot citizens who reside in the country, are advised to inform the Cypriot competent Authorities (see below for contact details) on their current status,…

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Local News July 29, 2014

Boost for car registrations in first half of 2014

The total number of registrations of motor vehicles during the first six months of 2014 increased by 20,9% to 11.190 from 9.258 vehicles during the same period of 2013, according to data released today by the Statistical Service.

Private saloon cars increased to 8.414, from 6.627 in January–June 2013, recording an increase of 27%. Just under half (4,019) of the private saloon cars registered were new.

Goods conveyance vehicles increased by 12,1% to 936 in 2014, compared to 835 in…

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Local News July 29, 2014

Cyprus at the disposal of International Criminal Court over Turkish illegal settlers

The government of Cyprus has placed itself at the disposal of the International Criminal Court to provide documentation on the colonization of the occupied area of Cyprus by Turkey.

“Since 1974, Turkey has implemented a systematic policy of colonization of the occupied part of Cyprus, from which it expelled approximately 170.000 Greek Cypriots, in an attempt to change the demographic character of the island and create faits accomplis,” a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release says.

This Turkish policy for…

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Business Local News July 29, 2014

CPA to appoint second consulting firm on Limassol port privatisation process

The Cyprus Ports Authority (CPA) will appoint a second consulting firm for the privatization of the commercial activities of the Limassol port as part of a privatisations plan to yield proceeds of 1.4 billion by 2018.

Alecos Michaelides, the President of CPA, told CNA that the Authority decided to appoint two consulting firms on the privatisation of the Limassol port’s commercial activities. The first specialises on operations and will determine which activities are to be privatised while the second will…

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International News July 29, 2014

Israel knocks out Gaza power plant, digs in for long fight (Updated)

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell

Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict.

Health officials said at least 79 Palestinians were killed in some of heaviest bombardments from air, sea and land since the Israeli offensive began in response to Hamas rocket fire.

The Israeli assault intensified…

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A bright future for Indonesia

By Novi Anggriani

On July 22, 2014, Joko Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election.

The election process was phenomenally successful. Indonesians have been waiting for a leader who can effect positive change for their country, and they have put their hope in Widodo.

Widodo, who won 53.15 percent of the vote, said, “This victory is a victory of all Indonesian people. I hope that this victory will open our ways to reach and achieve a politically sovereign,…

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International News July 28, 2014

Rocket ignites blaze near Tripoli airport, Libya in chaos

By Patrick Markey

A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration.

Foreign governments have looked on powerless as anarchy sweeps across the North African oil producer, three years after NATO bombardment helped topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi. They have urged nationals to leave Libya and have pulled diplomats out after two weeks of clashes among rival factions…

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Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 bln in Yukos case

By Megan Davies and Vladimir Soldatkin

The Hague’s arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.

The Hague court said it had awarded shareholders in the GML group just under half of their $114 billion claim, going some way to covering the money they lost when the Kremlin seized Yukos, once…

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Who do you think will win the World Cup?

  • Argentina (17%, 107 Votes)
  • Brazil (22%, 141 Votes)
  • England (9%, 57 Votes)
  • Germany (23%, 151 Votes)
  • Other (25%, 160 Votes)
  • Spain (4%, 27 Votes)

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